Old 03-25-2012, 08:28 PM   #1
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I have shots where the train is much closer but

A). Won't show much of the approaching thunderstorm

And b). I don't want to cover up the B&O signal, that's blasphemy IMO .

Any way I can work with this capture to be acceptable in RP terms?
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Old 03-25-2012, 08:56 PM   #2
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I'm afraid the best you're likely to get for RP purposes is something like this:
I think what you're facing here is a situation where the train is small, but not small enough to get away with the kind of landscape shot you seem to be after, coupled with the fact that the landscape itself doesn't give you much. The result is a photo with what appears to be a lot of dead space. In addition, you end up with the head end of the locomotive almost dead center in the frame both horizontally and vertically.

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Old 03-25-2012, 09:01 PM   #3
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Try a frame with the lead engine closer to the CPL, if you have it. Otherwise I love this.
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Old 03-25-2012, 09:14 PM   #4
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You are missing a key part of the "big sky" - the storm is building and there is a dark spot on the right edge that looks like it could serve as the right-side element, balancing the train on the left, if it had considerably more presence.

That boring foreground is doing you no favors and I would try this shot with a 5:3 crop instead of a 3:2.

You also seem to have some sort of haloing around the CPL on the right.
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I like where you're going with this one but too much dead space for my preference.
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The storm isnt interesting, a shot with the unit covering the signal box but not the signal would be good.
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Well small story behind this. I shot this standing on the roof of the car, and got the cf card full message. Thanks for this guy creeping a litle on the slow side, I did the quickest cf card change ever in my life and hopped back up to take a few frames of the B&O signal covered up. I'm not even going to try those frames, hate to cover the signal up. Thanks anyways guys

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Btw, this is cropped in a little because I was afraid this was going to happen. So...is less cropping in making the train smaller, more of an improvement?

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That storm isn't too terribly exciting in my eyes. Unless you can photochop it into a monster, I'd crop it out as Jon exampled up there..

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Ben, Do you have any frames showing more of the storm developing with the train?
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That storm isn't too terribly exciting in my eyes. Unless you can photochop it into a monster, I'd crop it out as Jon exampled up there..

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I darkened the sky just a little bit without making it look fake.

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I darkened the sky just a little bit without making it look fake.
John, I think you need to spend more time in the lowlands, the sky doesn't look quite the same as in CO.
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